View Full Version : Sunny Seagulls at Jones Beach
04-09-2005, 07:34 PM
Visited the beach today, a clear cool breezy day.
The gulls were not as agressive as they were in mid-winter.
But they did come and eat they did:
04-09-2005, 07:39 PM
These are very good and I am amazed at such good shots into the sun like that. Well done. Did you do any post processing??
04-09-2005, 08:11 PM
These are awesome, my favorite was 19292259, the one with the sun behind the bird giving it a glowing effect, good job. :)
Spectacular! Made me think immediately of Jonathan Livingston Seagull... :p
04-10-2005, 05:54 AM
Glad you liked my seagulls.
PLEASE NOTE: A WORD OF CAUTION:
Do not attempt to shoot into the sun with an Optical Viewfinder.
My F-828's EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) enabled me to frame these shots with the sun in the frame.
There is no direct sunlight into my eye.
I also limit the time I actually have the camera pointed to the sun to protect the sensor.
Yes, I post processed the images.
Under these conditions I like to underexpose to protect the highlights.
I left the exposure compensation at zero due to the nature of the subject:
A seagull with alot of bright sky. I used center-weighted metering knowing the gull would be a bit underexposed.
A levels adjustment and a Shadow/Highlight tweak in Photoshop CS
revealed the gulls as you see them, except for the associated noise in an underexposed image, so I ran them through Noise Ninja using F-828 ISO 64 (as shot) and then resized them as JPEG's for posting to SmugMug.
It is alot of fun.
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